Saturday, July 5, 2008
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ATLANTA - Terefe Maregu of Ethiopia won the Peachtree Road Race on Friday, besting second-place finisher Peter Kamais of Kenya by 4 seconds in the 10-kilometer course.
Nataliya Berkut of Ukraine was the women's winner in a field featuring 57,000 runners, the largest 10K event in the nation.
Maregu covered the 6.2 miles in 28 minutes, 30 seconds, ahead of Kamais, who finished in 28:34. Daniel Kipkoech of Kenya was third at 28:38.
Berkut won on the women's side in 32:23. Ashu Kasim of Ethiopia was second at 32:36, and Pauline Wangui of Kenya came in third at 33:03.
The top U.S. finisher on the men's side was Antonio Vega of St. Paul, Minn. He placed 11th at 29:41. Stephanie Herbst-Lucke of Atlanta finished 11th in the women's field at 33:57.
In the wheelchair race, Kurt Fearnley of Australia won with a time of 19:55, while Edith Hunkeler of Switzerland finished first in the women's field with a time of 24:30.